Emissions tax on its way for Denmark’s farmers
Phelim O'Neill
With New Zealand reversing its decision on a carbon tax for agriculture, Denmark is the first country in the world to have a start date for a carbon tax on farmers.
Balancing sustainability and profitability on your farm
One Health initiatives such as antimicrobial reduction and the banning of high levels of zinc oxide in feed have resulted in additional challenges to farmers.
26 June 2024 News
Nutrient testing of pig slurry crucial
Slurry testing is crucial to determine what nutrients are being taken on to farms.
Global pig numbers ramping up as EU production falls
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) pig chair Roy Gallie to get an overview of the current climate in the sector.
5 June 2024 News
A View from China: optimism brewing in pig industry
China’s Animal Husbandry Expo was overshadowed by news of the minister of agriculture being put under investigation, writes Ian Lahiffe.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
Cattle slaughter up almost 15% in April 2024
Sheep slaughter dropped by almost 18% in April 2024 when compared with April 2023.
28 May 2024 News
Cereal production down 21% last year - CSO
Further figures released by the CSO show that in the year to March, the number of cattle slaughtered rose by 1.7%.
25 April 2024 News
Clarkson back for series three to ‘show real farming’
While Clarkson’s Farm is known for showing farming in a fun light, series three isn’t shying away from many agricultural issues Irish farmers will be familiar with.
23 April 2024 Feature
Versatility of pigmeat to be highlighted at symposium
Next week's Irish Pig Health Symposium is a good opportunity for pig farmers and pig farm workers to attend, the IFA has said.
10 April 2024 Pigs
More pig and poultry farms to require EPA licenses after MEP vote
The European Parliament's vote will mean that almost all pig and poultry farmers will require an environmental license to operate.
12 March 2024 Pigs
Increase in output forecast from Brazil and Australia
Updated forecasts from USDA on Brazil and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) show more beef, sheep and pigmeat will be available for trade in 2024.
8 March 2024 News
Department investigating alleged animal welfare breaches on pig farms
The National Animal Rights Association (NARA) investigated two Irish pig farms during January this year.
5 March 2024 News